*****attachment question******

toomuchtime

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
San Diego, Ca
Quick question for the skidsteer pros. I found a real good deal on a 6 way dozer attachment by bobcat. Will this attachment hook up to my Caterpillar 287B with out and modifications?
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RentalGuy

LawnSite Member
Location
Midwest
I have all the plugs on my machine just not sure if they are the same plugs on the attachment

Your aux couplers will plug in just fine. I have rented to cat owners a a lot. However, I am not sure if the 7 pin plug in is the same as bobcat.
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Premier Landscaping

LawnSite Member
Location
ND
The seven pin will not work, cat has an 8 pin plug. You can get it to work with some wiring. I don't know how the 6 way works not sure how new it is, if its older you can get it to work by just hardwiring it into a new plug from Cat to the correct pins and you will be fine might need to add some relays depending on the wiring on the bobcat dozer blade. I wired a bobcat sweeper to a cat plug once and the motor it had only had two wires that were both ground and switched to power when powered, so I needed some relays to get that working properly. I have a 07' bobcat soil conditioner and that actually has some kind of controller so I needed the bobcat toggle switch setup, but I didn't use the toggle switch I cut it off and pin'd it into a cat 8 pin connecter to so it looks factory.
 

twward

LawnSite Member
Location
New Bern, NC
Bobcat has come out with a 7 & 14 pin wiring harness that allows them to hook Bobcat branded attachments to competitive machines. They created this "T-harness" in order to allow them to sell attachments to every body, not just bobcat customers.

Stop by your local Bobcat dealership and ask them to help you. They should know what to do.
 
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ccstrebe

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Yuma, Arizona
If you want to do finish work with that blade dont waste your time or money. If you just want to do rough pushing then it should work alright but a bucket can do the same thing.
 

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